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Definition of Memory

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recall; recollection; saved mental impression; reminder; fastest and chief area for information storage in a computer (Computers)
Memory Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
recordatio, memoria, animus
Memory Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.
  
(n.)
The reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.
  
(n.)
The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
  
(n.)
The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
  
(n.)
Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory.
  
(n.)
A memorial.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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memory
\mem"o*ry\ (?), n.; pl. memories (#). [oe. memorie, of. memoire, memorie, f. mémoire, l. memoria, fr. memor mindful; cf. mora delay. cf. demur, martyr, memoir, remember.]
1. the faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events. memory is the purveyor of reason. --rambler.
2. the reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.
3. the actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
4. the time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man. and what, before thy memory, was done from the begining.
5. something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory. the memory of the just is blessed. x. 7. that ever-living man of memory, henry the fifth. the nonconformists have, as a body, always venerated her [elizabeth's] memory.
6. a memorial. [obs.] these weeds are memories of those worser hours.


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 expanded memory 
 read-only memory chip 
 bubble memory 
 expanded memory specification 
 conventional memory 
 distributed memory 
 working memory 
 dynamic random access memory 
 volatile memory 
 screen memory 
 write memory 
 shared memory 
 random-access memory 
 write-only memory 
 read-only memory 
 reserved memory 
 very large memory 
 programmable read-only memory 
 synchronous dynamic random access memory 
 upper memory block 
 extended memory manager 
 long-term memory 
 immediate memory 
 main memory 
 window random access memory 
 virtual memory system 
 video memory 
 direct memory access 
 expanded memory manager 
 video random access memory 
 electrically erasable programmable read-only memory 
 compact disc read-only memory 
 static random access memory 
 ferrite core memory 
 to refresh the memory 
 to commit to memory 
 ferroelectric random access memory 
 extended memory specification 
 to draw to memory 
 rusty memory 
 random access memory digital-to-analog converter 

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 memory cache 
 memory board 
 memory management unit 
 memory management 
 memory protection 
 physical memory 
 virtual memory 
 memory leak 
 memory location 
 extended memory 
 flash erasable programmable read-only memory 
 by memory 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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Cof = n. memory; record
Gwargofi = v. to fail in memory
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
(hypernym) representation, mental representation, internal representation
(hyponym) reminiscence
(derivation) memorize, memorise, con, learn
2. the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
(synonym) remembering
(hypernym) basic cognitive process
(hyponym) short-term memory, STM, immediate memory
(derivation) memorize, memorise, con, learn
3. the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
(synonym) retention, retentiveness
(hypernym) faculty, mental faculty, module
(hyponym) remembrance, recollection, anamnesis
(derivation) memorize, memorise, con, learn
4. an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
(synonym) computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board
(hypernym) memory device, storage device
(hyponym) non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage
(part-holonym) computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
(part-meronym) register
5. the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
(hypernym) cognitive psychology
Memory Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of amnesia
Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting
Fear of memories
Dream Quotations
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams.... Man...is above all the plaything of his memory.
  
(…) yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
  
Memory Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. All of the addressable storage space in a processing unit and other internal memory that is used to execute instructions. 2. Loosely , the volatile, main storage in computers. See random access memory. Contrast with hard disk.
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
An observer's construct to describe a system that appears to be history determined as a state determined system. It is based on the well grounded contention that past events can influence future events only if physical traces of them are somehow preserved within that system, and that history determined systems are merely incompletely observed, the forms of preservation being largely unknown. In models of history determined systems, memory may be thought of as a specialized device for carrying records or accounts of the past into the present so that a system's behavior is described as a function of both, the current state of the observed system and the current state of the memory. The human brain is often assigned the purpose of retaining past experiences although it does much more than that. In society, libraries tend to be attributed similar memory functions although most traditions and customs are retained elsewhere. The construct of a memory has found its most concrete application in the design of computers. (Krippendorff )
Technical English by wpv
In general, another word for dynamic RAM, the chips where the computers store system software, programs, and data you are currently using. Other kinds of computer memory you may encounter are parameter RAM (PRAM), video RAM (VRAM), and static RAM (SRAM). Most computer memory is volatile, that is, its contents are lost when the computer shuts down.
Rubber Glossary
tendency of a material to return to original shape after deformation.
Memory Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electronic Games
Memory card is used to store save data in consoles.

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Integrated Circuit Terminology
a device that can store information for later retrieval.
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A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
Chips that hold information that the PC needs to use. These chips are connected directly to the Microprocessor . There are two types of Memory Chip:-
 Random Access Memory (RAM)
 Read Only Media (ROM)
Jensen's Technology Glossary
(See RAM).
Desktop Publishing Glossary
The part of the computer which stores information for immediate access. Nowadays this consists exclusively of RAM (random access memory) which holds the applications software and data or ROM (read-only memory) which holds permanent information such as the DOS or Macintosh bootstrap routines. Memory size is expressed in KB or MB.
Henry Budgett
Electronic Music Glossary
Used for storing important internal data, such as patch information, setup configurations, and digital waveform data.
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
A system or device for storing information -- in the case of musical devices, information about patches, sequences, waveforms, and so on.
Pablo Aguilar
Memory Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In psychology, memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information from the outside world to be sensed in the form of chemical and physical stimuli. In the first stage the information must be changed so that it may be put into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that information is maintained over short periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that has been stored. Such information must be located and returned to the consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information, and other attempts to remember stored information may be more demanding for various reasons.

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Memory Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
UNSOUND MIND, MEMORY - These words have been adopted in several statutes, and sometimes indiscriminately used to signify, not only lunacy, which is periodical madness, but also a permanent adventitious insanity as distinguished from idiocy.

The term unsound mind seems to have been used in those statutes in the same sense as insane; but they have been said to import that the party was in some such state as was contradistinguished from idiocy and from lunacy, and yet such is made him a proper subject of a commission to inquire of idiocy and lunacy.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Memory Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Immortal Memory, De Luxe Scotch Blended Whisky
Immortal Memory 8 YO, De Luxe Scotch Blended Whisky

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Memory Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Integrated circuit chips used to temporarily or permanently store digital data, such as computer data or digital audio.
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The DJ Glossary
Also called RAM (random access memory). Temporary electronic storage in a computer device for processing or accessing data.
Stanton Magnetics
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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English - Klingon
n. qawHaq - singular